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6 illegal SIM boxes seized in Kabul

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KABUL: The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology seized six illegal SIM (subscriber identity module) in Kabul, officials said on Monday.

The SIM boxes used for incoming international calls in the fourth and 11th police districts of Kabul were seized by a monitoring team -- comprising the ministry, Attorney General Office, police and intelligence department.

The deputy chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Afghanistan, Eng. Khair Mohammad Faizi told Pajhwok Afghan News about the seizure and arrest.

One person was detained, alleged linked to the illegal SIM boxes, costing more than $50,000, he said.

About 273 SIM cards of a private operator, Mobile Telecommunication Network, were seized and 34 other equipments for activating the system were also discovered, he said.

“The SIM boxes may be misused against the national interest of the country,” said Faizi.

According to the ministry, over the past four years, nearly 50 SIM boxes were seized in Kabul and some provinces of the country.__ (PAN)

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